1. From Kribben cottages, drive to Kilkeel and remain on the main road which leaves the town towards the coast. Keep driving until you reach Shanlieve Caravan Park and the entrance onto the beach.
2. Once you find a parking space, venture onto the beach and turn right. Continue to follow the coastline as it sweeps right around the corner and ushers you to Greencastle Pier and the ferry terminal for the Carlingford Lough. Keep an eye out for Finn the resident Dolphin or some of the friendly seals that keep the ferry crew company throughout the day.
3. Once you’ve covered enough miles and it’s time to go home, you simply follow the coastline back to where you began, taking in the beauty of Carlingford Lough, the Cooley Mountains, and the Haulbowline Lighthouse.
*Note: During peak summer season there will be a number of amenities along the beach which are open to the general public including toilets, shower and changing facilities, a life guard station, a children’s play area and numerous food and drink vendors. If you would prefer to park in a central position on the beach, instead of parking at Shanslieve Caravan park, you can follow the signs from Kilkeel to Cranfield Caravan Park where there is a public car park on offer free of charge, as well as a small shop, restaurant and take away.